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Keala Settle is best known for her portrayal of bearded woman "Lettie Lutz" in the feature musical "The Greatest Showman." The film's song, "This Is Me," won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Settle made her Broadway debut in 2011 in "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." She originated the role of "Norma Valverde" in "Hands on a Hardbody" and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Settle originated the role of "Becky" in the musical "Waitress," and played the roles of "Madame Thenardier" in the revival of "Les Misérables" and "Tracy Turnblad" in the national tour of "Hairspray." In 2019, Settle sang "Seasons of Love" in Fox's Rent: Live.
Also in 2019, Settle toured with Hugh Jackman during his The Man. The Music. The Show. concerts globally performing the song "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman.

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[West End]
West End Revival, 2022
Sister Mary Patrick

[West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Nurse [Replacement]

FOX Live Televised Production, 2019

All-Female Concert Production, 2017

Original Broadway Production, 2016

American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015

Broadway Revival, 2014
Madame Thénardier

La Jolla Playhouse Broadway Transfer, 2013

Original Broadway Production, 2011

Pre-Broadway North American Production, 2010

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Bloody Mary [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Tracy Turnblad  [Replacement]

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WICKED Cast Recording Streams Increase Ahead of New Film

As we prepare for the highly-anticipated Wicked movie musical, fans are returning to the iconic Original Broadway Cast Recording. The day after the teaser trailer dropped, over a dozen songs from the album received significant spikes on Spotify in the U.S. Check out how songs like 'Defying Gravity' and 'Popular' have increased in streams!

Video: The Company of WICKED On Broadway Watches The Teaser Trailer for the Film Adaptation

Good news! The first teaser trailer and poster for part one of the Wicked movie has been released. Go backstage at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre as members of the show's current company take in their first look of the hotly anticipated film adaptation. 

TV: Ya puedes ver el trailer de WICKED con Cynthia Erivo y Ariana Grande

Tras dos décadas como uno de los musicales más aclamados y longevos en escena, WICKED llega en noviembre a la gran pantalla para convertirse en un esperadísimo y espectacular evento cinematográfico que definirá una era.

Alex Newell Will Perform a Solo Concert at Cadogan Hall in September 2024

Star of stage and screen Alex Newell will perform live at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 1 September 2024 at 2:30pm and 6.30pm.

Photo: WICKED Movie Musical Wraps Production; See Cynthia Erivo 'Defy Gravity' as Elphaba in New Photo

The Wicked movie musical has officially wrapped production. After Ariana Grande revealed that she wrapped filming earlier this week, Cynthia Erivo has shared a behind-the-scenes photo of her flying on a broomstick as Elphaba as she wraps. Other cast members – including Michelle Yeoh, Ethan Slater, Bowen Yang – wrapped filming earlier this month.

Photo: Ariana Grande Wraps Filming on WICKED Movie: 'I Am So Inexplicably Thankful'

Ariana Grande has wrapped filming on the Wicked movie, sharing a behind-the-scenes silhouette photo of herself as Glinda on set. While Cynthia Erivo has not yet finished, other cast members – including Michelle Yeoh, Ethan Slater, Bowen Yang, Bronwyn James, Marissa Bode – have wrapped filming, as well.

Interview: Julie Klein of THE DREAM AND BEYOND at Shadowbox Live

In THE DREAM AND BEYOND, Shadowbox Live examines how the words in King’s speech affect the lives of 11 people through acting, dancing and singing. The show opens on Jan. 25 and runs through April 14 at the troupe’s theater (503 S. Front Street in downtown Columbus)

Video: Watch the First WICKED Movie Musical Teaser With Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo & More

The first teaser for part one of the Wicked movie has been released, first airing during the Super Bowl. Watch a video featuring a first look at Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, and more in the teaser! Plus, check out the first theatrical poster photo.

Matinee Performance Added For Lucie Jones Live At Cadogan Hall

An additional 2.30pm matinee performance has been added for West End star Lucie Jones live at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 12 May 2024.

Second WICKED Movie Will Include Two New Songs

Stephen Schwartz has revealed that the second Wicked movie will include two new songs. The Tony-winning composer revealed that the second part of the film, slated for release in November 2025, will include two original songs not heard in the stage musical. He also revealed that 'there are some expansions of stuff in the first movie.'

Lucie Jones Will Perform a Concert at London's Cadogan Hall in May 2024

West End star Lucie Jones comes to Cadogan Hall on Sunday 12 May 2024 at 6.30pm. Tickets go on sale on Monday 4 December at 10am.

Matinee Performance Added to Jamie Muscato's Solo Concert at Cadogan Hall

De to popular demand, West End star JAMIE MUSCATO has added another performance to his live concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 July 2024 at 2:30pm. This matinee will be in addition to the sold out 6:30pm performance.

Lena Hall Will Perform in Concert at Cadogan Hall in May 2024

Broadway star LENA HALL will perform at Cadogan Hall on Monday 27 May 2024 at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now!

Jamie Muscato Will Perform a Solo Concert at Cadogan Hall in July 2024

West End star JAMIE MUSCATO will perform live at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 21 July 2024 at 6.30pm. Tickets go on sale on Monday 20 November.

Jonathan Bailey Filmed the WICKED Movie With Body Doubles During the SAG-AFTRA Strike Due to His Equity Contract

While other actors in the film, including Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, were unable to film the Wicked movie during the SAG-AFTRA strike, Jonathan Bailey's Equity contract allowed him to continue filming the movie as Fiyero with body doubles standing in place for other characters.

Jamie Muscato Will Join Rachel Tucker as a Special Guest Live at Cadogan Hall

West End star JAMIE MUSCATO will join RACHEL TUCKER as a special guest live at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 5 November 2023 at 6.30pm. Learn more about the concert here!

Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Labor Day Special

Join Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart, and other celebrated actors for a star-studded Labor Day Special on STARS IN THE HOUSE. Don't miss this exclusive event streaming live. Tune in for an unforgettable performance and support a great cause.

Photo: Ariana Grande Reveals New WICKED-Inspired Tattoo

Ariana Grande has revealed a new tattoo inspired by a song from Wicked in her latest Instagram post. The new photo comes after Grande also revealed that she had gotten the original illustration of Glinda from L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz books inked on the back of her hand. Check out the first photo of Grande's new Wicked tattoo now!

Video: STARS IN THE HOUSE Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Todd Graff's Film CAMP

'Stars In The House' co-hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley hosted the 20th Anniversary Reunion of the cult classic film CAMP recently on Stars in the House. The episode included the show's writer and director, Todd Graff (Joyful Noise, Bandslam), along with cast members Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus, and more. Check out the full episode here!


Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will welcome members of the original, Tony Award-winning company of the musical Avenue Q for a special edition of their lockdown roundtable series, Stars in the House.


Keala Settle's next show will be Sister Act The Musical which opens on 7/19/2022 on West End.

Keala Settle has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Keala Settle has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Keala Settle's first West End show was & Juliet which opened in 2021

Keala Settle has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "Hands on a Hardbody." She also received a Theatre World Award for her performance in the same show. Settle was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Hands on a Hardbody" as well. Additionally, she received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for her role in "Hairspray."

Keala Settle has won the Theatre World Award for her performance in "Hands on a Hardbody" at the Theatre World Awards.

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